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Montmartre Museum (Musée de Montmartre)
Montmartre Museum (Musée de Montmartre)

Montmartre Museum (Musée de Montmartre)

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346 Reviews
12 Rue Cortot, Paris, 75018

The Basics

Montmartre became a hot spot among Parisian artists in the 1870s and into the 1880s, when some of the area's original cabarets opened. This compact museum, housed where Renoir painted works such asBal du Moulin de la Galette, celebrates the neighborhood's legacy. Here you'll find a large collection of artwork from Montmartre's heyday, along with beautiful gardens inspired by the works of Renoir.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Montmartre walking tour enjoyable and informative
RGWRichmond_Ontario, Jun 2019
Montmartre Impressionist Art Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line Musee d’Orsay Ticket
Our tour guide, Mouna, was very pleasant and knowledgeable with regards to the history and influence of Montmartre on Parisien artists in the late 19th century. She carried excellent visual aids, spoke clearly and took us to all the highlights of this fascinating part of Paris. At the end of the 2 hours+ tour she gave us tickets to the Musee D’Orsay and we took the metro to that excellent museum highlighting French Impressionism. The line up for ticket holders was short.
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Artist themed walking tour of Montmartre
290louisab, Jun 2019
Montmartre Impressionist Art Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line Musee d’Orsay Ticket
This was a spirited & informative tour from the Moulin Rouge up the slope through Montmartre ending at Sacre Cour. I highly recommend it. The D'Orsay pass provided could be used any time.
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Montmartre Impressionist Walking Tour was Fabulous!
Road44749044681, May 2019
Montmartre Impressionist Art Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line Musee d’Orsay Ticket
We loved this tour with Delphine! We learned so much about the Impressionists and Delphine showed us many paintings and where the artists painted those scenes. Delphine knew her subject, was very engaging, and even sang for us. We loved it! Thanks from the Sullivan Sisters!
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Excellent Art Walk!!
Fearless284675, Sep 2019
Montmartre Impressionist Art Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line Musee d’Orsay Ticket
This was the first activity in our two week itinerary and it was memorable. The day was overcast and a bit rainy but that didn't took away from our experience. Our tour guide - I think her name was Moana- she was wonderful!! very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about sharing all relevant information. She had a great sense of humor and a great smile. She was truly a pleasure! I was worry to missed information during the tour because English is my second language but Moana's English was very good and also spoke clear and loud enough that everyone could hear. I will give her a 10.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in art and/or Parisian history.

  • Separate garden-only tickets are available for those who don’t want to venture inside.

  • Only the temporary exhibition space is wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

The museum is located in the Montmartre neighborhood, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. The closest metro stop is Lamarck–Caulaincourt on line 12; you can also take the metro to Abbesses and then walk to the Montmartre Funicular (or take stairs to the top). Petit Train de Montmartre, a tourist train that plies the neighborhood, also stops right in front of the museum.

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When to Get There

The museum and gardens are open daily from midmorning to early evening from October through March, with extended hours from April through September. Doors shut 45 minutes before closing time. Evening visits are also available on Thursdays in July and August; these include a 45-minute introduction and a glass of wine.

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Special Exhibits

Along with its permanent collection, the museum offers temporary exhibits throughout the year, listed well in advance on its website. Past themes have ranged from the works of specific artists, such as sculptor Georges Dorignac and expressionist painter Bernard Buffet, to special exhibitions featuring selected works from private collections.

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